With nearly every client that enters HAWC’s doors, the path towards healing requires legal support. Often, securing safety through the legal system seems impossible and overwhelmingly complex, especially when abuse survivors have financial limitations. Recognizing the need for accessible legal support and the essential role of law in establishing a life free from violence and fear, HAWC is one of the state’s few domestic violence organizations who offers free, comprehensive services.
As a result, HAWC’s one-of-a-kind legal advocacy program is indispensable. However, continuing this crucial service requires your help. By donating to HAWC’s Legal Fund, you will sustain a program that helps abuse survivors during every step of the healing process, from securing safety to fighting for essential protections.
100% of your contribution will directly support:
- Free, trauma-informed advocates, stationed at courts and trained to assist survivors with filing for harassment prevention and restraining orders.
- Free legal clinics with attorneys, which help survivors navigate complex legal processes involving child custody, divorce hearings, and employment and housing concerns related to abuse.
- Free, expert legal representation in high-risk cases.